The Rome Building Inspection office is currently reviewing plans for a new Dollar Tree which will be located in the building that formerly housed Rite Aid drug store at 2005 Maple Avenue, near East 20th Street.
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Fresh Georgia peaches and Washington cherries will be delivered to Rome on Thursday, July 25. The Fresh Farms truck will be at the Tractor Supply, 420 Cartersville Highway from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
The annual Chieftains/Major Ridge Home Low-Country Boil and Barbecue will move from the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill to the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds Friday, August 9.
The Coosa Valley Credit Union has again been recognized by Forbes magazine as a “Best-in-State” credit union. It marks the second time the Rome-based financial institution has made the list. CVCU is one of only five credit unions in Georgia to be recognized by the editors of the magazine.
Habitat for Humanity's annual Hard Hats and High Heels Gala has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk. The event will begin at 6 p.m.
The University of Georgia Extension Service will host a workshop to teach folks a little more about keeping goats and sheep July 30 at the Gordon County Agricultural Service Center.
Oglethorpe Power has contributed a used vehicle lift to the Automotive Technician Program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The lift will assist students working toward their Automotive Service Excellence Certificate improved access to work underneath vehicles.
Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 Commander Steve Rood has confirmed that the Legion does once again have its post home on Shorter Avenue under contract.
Romans all very well aware that health care is a big business in Rome and Floyd County. A new report by the Georgia Hospital Association confirms that with some very specific numbers.
Bartow County is one of 47 rural communities across the nation that will receive technical assistance for the development of long-term economic development efforts.
Georgia Power customers who examine their June bill closely will note a credit applied to their bill as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.
F&P Georgia in the Floyd County Industrial Park off US 27 south will host a charity 5K run and health walk on Saturday, June 15. Funds generated by the event will be directed to the assistance of an employees who’s wife is suffering from cervical cancer.
Mount Berry Mall officials have unveiled plans for a Rome Summer Showcase event, designed to highlight local food, business, health and recreational venues. The event will be held at the mall on Thursday, July 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. Businesses can register to participate at www.ourcityfavorites.com.
The 2017 Census of Agriculture paints a stark picture for local farming operations, perhaps vividly illustrating why the family farmer is a dwindling entity.
UGA Floyd County Extension office and and Master Gardener Extension volunteers will host a workshop on the creation of stepping stones for your garden Saturday, June 8, from noon to 2 p.m. at Chieftains Museum.
Dogged persistence on the part of a local auction sales team and some movement on the part of both the buyer and seller has resulted in a contract for the Masters Antiques building, 241 Broad Street.
The Wings Over North Georgia air show at Russell Regional Airport Labor Day weekend will be the only stop in Georgia for the Viper and Heritage Flight teams during the entire 2019 season.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is will partner with Cherokee High School in North Carolina and Appalachian State University to bring students from the Gadugi Scholars Program for a corn planting ceremony at Chieftains at noon Saturday, May 11 on the museum campus.
The Barnsley Resort, nestled between Rome, Adairsville and Kingston, has received annual statewide Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association Stars of the Lodging Industry Awards, recognizing exceptional service of lodging professionals and properties across the Peach State.
The Men’s Ministry at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church, 702 Pleasant Valley Rd., will host a ceremony to recognize and honor Vietnam Veterans Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
RCB Financial Corporation, a single bank holding corporation for Rome’s River City Bank, is reporting consolidated pre-tax income of more than $2.19 million for 2018. Retired president Roger Smith said net after-tax income totaled $1,656,318, a 205 percent increase over the previous year.
Greater Community Bank reported record earnings in 2018, the second year in a row with record-breaking earnings. The bank, with offices in Rome and Calhoun reported 2018 year-end earnings of $2.3 million, easily topping the 2017 earnings by 38 percent.
Floyd Medical Center will host a major ethics conference Friday, March 8 to address "Healthcare and the Art of Difficult Discussions." The event will be held at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monthly member meetings will be a new initiative for the Rome Floyd Chamber in 2019 and the first session is set for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Chamber office building downtown.
Sharon Baker and the Women's Information Network will be hosting a special Social Health workshop on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College campus in Rome.
The Floyd Medical Center is undertaking projects at the Cherokee Medical Center in Centre which are expected to greatly enhance the quality of care at the hospital in Alabama. Upgrades to the Emergency Room and ER waiting room are in the works along with upgrades to imaging services.
If getting in better shape, or simply taking better advantage of nature's bounty across Georgia, is a part of your plans for 2019, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is presenting a series of "Club Challenges."
The planning process toward a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first transatlantic flights led by John H. Towers, the Rome native who is regarded the father of Naval Aviation, in May of 1919 is underway in New York.
To recognize Black History Month, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will co-sponsor a workshop to help locals trace their African American roots at the Rome-Floyd County Library from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2nd.
The Rome Community Development office and city administration are honing plans for a new Citizen Ambassador Program. The project will involve a series of workshops spread out over an eight month period of time, designed to give potential leaders a more thorough understanding of how the city …
End Slavery Georgia is just a few weeks away from opening a safe house in Rome. Debbie Crumbly, Executive Director for End Slavery Georgia, has accepted the donation of new bedding for the house from Randy Ball on behalf of Bedzzz Express, 501 Turner McCall Blvd. in Rome.